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GTS 450 acceptable for my build?

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May 11, 2011 5:28:17 AM

Hello,

I am working on my first build and seeking advice in all areas. My main focus will be running WoW on Ultra settings. My main question is just as the title reads. Is my graphics unit a decent fit for my requirements and build?

Thanks in advance for the assistance. I am very new to this and I really appreciate any and all feedback.


Motherboard:$139.99
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 P67 ATX Motherboard

Processor:$179.99
Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor

Memory:$99.99
Kingston HyperX blu 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-`12800) CL9 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules)

Graphics:$129.99
Asus ENGTS450DI1GD5 NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card

Hard Drives:$59.99
Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

Monitor: one of these
$179.99 - ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
$199.99 - Asus VE247H 23.6" LED backlit Widescreen LCD Monitor
$179.99 - Samsung S23A300B 23" Class 300 Series LED Monitor
$299.99 - SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70,000:1 (1,000:1)

Optical:$29.99
Asus 24x Internal DVD±RW SATA Writer

Case:$49.99
Thermaltake Dokker VM600M1W2Z ATX Mid Tower

Power:$59.99
Corsair Builder Series CMPSU-430CXV2 430 Watt ATX Power Supply


Thanks again!

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a c 169 U Graphics card
May 11, 2011 11:00:32 AM
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poor vid card choice to run wow, or anything at highest detail, especially at the monitors native 1080p resolution. that vid card is a mid-low range card. But your PSU choice doesnt allow for anything better than that anyway. http://www.fireballtech.com/tag/phenom-ii-x4-955-wow-fp... read that, it may be helpful.

A good idea would be to go for at least a gtx460 or amd 6850. Ideal would be more like a gtx560 Ti. And a matching 500w good quality PSU from antec, seasonic or OCZ and corsair if you chose one of their higher end models.
May 11, 2011 1:45:22 PM

Thanks a lot for the feedback iam2thecrowe. That article was indeed very helpful
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May 18, 2011 7:21:50 PM

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May 18, 2011 7:29:20 PM

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